Albedo To Release Their First New Age Christmas Album
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The New Age Music Artist Albedo is in the process of completing their very first Christmas album. According to their website, the release date will be November 1, 2012. I would describe their style as similar to Mannheim Steamroller or Kurt Bestor, but featuring more vocals.
The album will be a collection of secular and sacred Christmas songs using live and synthetic elements. Ranging from synthetic mixes, to solo piano, to chamber orchestra, to full symphonic score with choir. Doug Clyde, the composer and creator of Albedo, sings all the vocal parts on the album himself, including the solos and all the choir parts. He also plays a lot of different woodwind instruments including Clarinet, Oboe, and Recorders. All of which will be used on the album. Everything else will be achieved digitally through the use of synthetics and virtual orchestra samples. Some of the songs included on the album are: Jingle Bells, Up On the Housetop, Silent Night, What Child Is This, O Come All Ye Faithful, plus music from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker and Handel's Messiah.
CDs will be available on their website, and Pre-Order CDs can be purchased right now for only $5. This price is a pre-release special and will not last long. Mp3s will be available at several online stores, including iTunes and Amazon in November. There are some fund raising projects planned for the months of September and October on websites like KickStarter and PledgeMusic, if you would like to get involved with the project. There will be plenty of merchandise awarded for any size pledge amount you would like to give, including CDs, mp3s, Sheet Music, T-Shirts, plus more.
Albedo has also just barely released a classical album called “Symphony No. 1”. It's a five movement symphony based on the music from a previous album called “Forgotten Lands”, which is the soundtrack to a video game released back in 2011. CDs are currently available on their website for only $5.
ALBEDO “Christmas” New Age Music Album
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